Scripture:   Romans (NIV) 15:1 We who are strong ought to bear with the failing of the weak and not to please ourselves. 
2  Each of us should please our neighbor for their good, to build them up.
3  For even Christ did not please himself…

Observation:    The blessing God first gave to Abraham (Genesis 12:1-3) resulted with Abraham being a blessing to “all the families of the earth.”  The strengths God has given are intended to make us more useful. 

Application:    It is tempting to consider my strengths as blessings to benefit me.  However if I am going to be like Jesus, I must use my strengths to benefit others, for their good, to build them up.   God has blest me to be a blessing to others.    

Prayer:   Lord, today I want you to find me faithful using the strengths you have placed in my life to bless someone nearby.   Amen 

Pastor Leon
Making friends for time and eternity!